Lesley Timpe loves what she does, which is creating handmade collections that thrill and excite customers. All of the Squasht By Les hats you see here are carefully and professionally handcrafted in Chicago. Les's #1 best seller is the Reversible Bella Hat- a newsboy style hat, cute as a button, with a vintage-modern flair, that can be flipped & worn inside-out. Customers can't get enough of the reversibility aspect. (Two hats for the price of one!) That is Les Timpe on the left having fun wearing one of her popular Bella Hats. Lesley was trained at Maestro Mateo Design School in Spain and brings a European vibe to her collection of reversible hats. Lesley's preferred fabrics to work with are organic soy-cotton, pima cotton in vintage 1980s prints, vintage velveteen, imported Italian wool, and silk tweed.